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8 Mental Blocks That May Be Affecting Your Thinking Without You Even Noticing
Your mind and imagination can be your best weapon, but it can also be your weakest point. When you feel stressed or helpless, the littlest things become huge barriers in life. Everyone deals with these issues throughout their daily life, so we've come up with solutions for some of the mental blocks that you might be struggling with.

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Telling Yourself You Can’t

By saying “I can’t”, you’re creating powerlessness, one of the hardest mental blocks to overcome.

You have decided your potential is limited, and have given up on yourself before ev...

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Lacking Support

Your friends choose to be a part of your life, and they are your biggest fans. If you need a pep talk, just give them a call or text during the day, and they are sure to encourage you.

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Improper Nutrition And Hydration

Your brain needs glucose, oxygen, and fluids to perform at its best. These mental blocks are easily solved by listening to your body’s demands.

If you are feeling frustrated, try gr...

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Lack Of Sleep

Sleep is something that your body and mind need to be able to recuperate and combat stress on a daily basis. Some function relatively well with a few hours of sleep every night, but most need at...

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Frustration From Getting Nowhere

If your head hurts from trying to solve issues, take a small break. Doing this can reset your mind and clear the mental blocks that have been building throughout the day.

Wal...

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Setting Unrealistic Goals

Your mood and health will suffer, as well as your belief in yourself if you set yourself unrealistic goals.

Dividing a larger goal into bite-sized chunks will make it a lot easier...

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Motivation And Meaning

There are stagnant periods in life, but you don’t have to remain stuck for long. 

It may not add progress to your current life goal, but try donating your time to an organization that...

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Getting Aggressive

Acting while your mind is in a state of unrest can result in people being hurt physically and emotionally. Once you’ve calmed down, it will most likely hurt you in return. 

After you’...

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  • When you spread your attention across too many things.
  • Worrying about tasks. It is as mentally taxing as doing the task.

Give your brain high-quality fuel

Your brain is fuelled with the same food as your muscles. What you eat has an enormous impact on your cognitive functioning.

  • Cut down on refined sugars as it decreases alertness. Aim for sustained energy levels throughout the day.
  • Plan your meals in advance. If you wait until you're hungry, you're already low on energy and willpower and will reach for a quick energy boost in the form of sugar.
  • Don't skip breakfast. Without it, you may likely crash in the middle of the morning. Eat more eggs, yogurt, and oatmeal to sustain your energy levels until lunch.
  • Snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon to give your body consistent fuel.
  • Stay hydrated with water. Mild hydration can negatively impact cognitive performance.
  • Listen to your body to figure out what makes you feel best. The same nutrition advice won't work for everyone.

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Become very good at living each day

Momentum is created or destroyed every day with the first few decisions you make.

If you learn to master your day, you’ll learn how to master your weeks, months, years, and life.

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Restrict yourself

Research suggests placing self-imposed limitations can boost creativity. 

It forces your brain to come up with creative solutions to finish a project around the parameters you’ve ...

Re-conceptualize the problem

Instead of thinking of a cut-and-dry end goal to certain situations, creative people sit back and examine the problem in different ways before beginning to work.

If you find yourself stagnating by focusing on generic problems, try to re-conceptualize the problem by focusing on a more meaningful angle.

For example: Instead of thinking “What would be something cool to paint?” rather ask, “What sort of painting evokes the feeling of loneliness that we all encounter after a break-up?”

Create psychological distance

Creating “psychological” distance may be useful for breaking through a creative block.

Try to imagine your creative task as being disconnected and distant from your current position/location - this may make the problem more accessible and can encourage higher level thinking.

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